This Sunday we celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Readings:

This Sunday’s Readings:

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:

Today’s readings begin with a few verses from the book of Job. First, Job complains that his nights drag on endlessly. Then, worse yet, “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; / they come to an end without hope” (Job 7:6). Not exactly encouraging, these lamentations, not when taken alone.

Most of us have been there, though, and the antidote is the “good news” that Paul found so compelling that “an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!” (1 Corinthians 9:16). Paul felt driven to announce the gospel to as many people as possible, “to save at least some” (9:22).

This good news is the mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who lifted Simon Peter’s mother-in-law from her sickbed with a mere touch of his hand. “The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons” (Mark 1:33–34)). Our woes and demons are as real as Job’s, and Jesus is our savior.

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You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.

You are invited to download and print this weekend’s bulletin:

Be sure to check out some of this week’s highlights:

  • Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of the Sick, pg. 3
  • What to Expect on Ash Wednesday, pg. 6
  • 40 Cans for Lent Food Drive to Benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, pg. 7
  • 40 Days for Life, pg. 8 and much more…

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